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Looking Glass Optometry Helps Provide Relief for Computer Vision Syndrome

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Nov. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Looking Glass Optometry in Pleasant Hill, California, announces success in treating computer vision syndrome. Thanks to the increasing dependence on cell phones, computers and personal tablets, the clinic has seen a rise in cases of computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome describes eye strain caused by too much time staring at electronic screens. Possible symptoms include blurred vision, dry eyes, headaches, eye strain and neck pain over time.

Dr. Eileen Cheng and Dr. Kevin Dong, optometrists at the Pleasant Hill, California, practice have spent more than a decade helping California residents with their optical needs, including providing glasses, routine eye exams and treating other vision-health conditions.

“We’re not telling people to quit using their computers, phones or tablets, since they’re such an important part of our world these days,” said Dr. Dong, who has been practicing optometry since 2002. “But we do like helping people find ways to reduce these symptoms and give their eyes a break when possible.”

In some cases, people can reduce eye strain by simply taking a break regularly, changing one’s posture or the distance from the screen to their eyes, finding a monitor with anti-glare properties or even taking “blinking breaks” at least every 20 minutes, which can reduce dry eyes. Plus, 15-minute breaks every two hours can also help refocus your eyes.

Dr. Cheng, who has been practicing optometry since 1997, said the team at Looking Glass Optometry has a variety of helpful tools and knowledge at their disposal to diagnose and help with computer vision syndrome, including special lenses with anti-glare coating designed for viewing exclusively computer screens or high-glare situations.

“Some people may find that their current prescription that works great for daily activities doesn’t provide optimal vision for viewing computer screens,” she said. “So we’re happy to help with glasses intended especially for computer use.”

During testing for possible computer vision syndrome, Drs. Cheng and Dong enjoy working with patients to learn about their current vision and any pre-existing conditions, and try to figure out a treatment plan to minimize future symptoms that can worsen if not treated.

Staff members at Looking Glass Optometry are passionate about helping new and existing patients with their vision needs. The clinic advocates preventative eye care.

Visitors can browse an optical boutique with a variety of designer frames that look great, and more importantly, help patients see great for whatever activity they participating in, or lifestyle or visual need.

“We’ve been working with the local community for more than 10 years, so we like to say we have a ‘family environment’ clinic,” said Dr. Eileen Cheng. “Everyone gets great customer service and peace of mind about their vision.”

Looking Glass Optometry offers optical care for the residents of Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Pleasant Hill, California. They offer many fashionable frames including Gucci, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban and Oliver Peoples. For more information visit http://lookingglassoptometry.com or call (925) 687-7638.

Looking Glass Optometry, (925) 687-7638

Source: Looking Glass Optometry